SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Chinese government is exploring a merger of two of the nation’s top wireless carriers to speed up the development of 5G mobile services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The merger, if it went ahead, would see state-controlled China Unicom merged with China Telecom, creating a combined carrier with a market capitalization of over $70 billion. The new firm would still lag behind larger peer China Mobile.
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China Unicom, formally known as China United Network Communications, said it was not aware...
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